Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is things on our bookish bucket lists. Some of these are totally realistic, some a little less so, and a couple are dreams that I know will probably never come true… but they’re all things I would absolutely love to happen sometime in my life.
#1 – Visit Prairie Lights.
Starting simple, this is something I plan on doing at some point this year, once the weather gets a bit nicer. It’s a pretty well-known indie bookstore in Iowa City, about an hour and a half from me.
#2 – Read the Dark Tower series.
For some reason, starting this series is the most intimidating thing to me. I want to read it, but I’m afraid I won’t like it. And I want to know I have the time to read all the books in succession (not that I have to, if I feel like a break, but I want to know I can). I’m perfectly content for now to read through King’s other novels, but eventually I’ll just have to take the plunge.
#3 – Read all 100 ITW Must-Reads.
I’m slowly working my way through them. I’ll get there eventually.
#4 – Meet James Rollins.
As I’ve mentioned on the blog many times before, this is one of my favorite authors. He’s the first one I stumbled across on my own (rather than recommendations from friends) as I started getting into reading again as an adult, and he’s the one who really got me hooked on thrillers. Hopefully someday our schedules will coincide and I’ll be able to see him in person.
#5 – Visit the Library of Congress.
This feels like the ultimate have-to-see-it-once destination, at least here in the U.S. We’re starting to get into the “may never happen” section of my list, but I think this one is a lot more plausible than some that are coming up.
#6 – Create the ultimate book nook.
Someday when I have a house… I don’t need a whole room, but if I could just set up my perfect cozy little corner, I’d be happy.
#7 – Attend ThrillerFest.
A convention dedicated to my favorite genre? Sign me up! I would love to go to this event just once.
#8 – Stay at the Library Hotel in New York City.
This is the greatest hotel ever! Their rooms are all themed, filled with books, and organized by the Dewey Decimal system. How much fun would it be to stay here?! Ideally I’d stay in the Music room… which isn’t their least expensive option, but come on, if I’m going to splurge, I might as well go all out!
#9 – Visit the Library of Alexandria.
Yeah, this is probably never going to happen. But it would be so amazing.
#10 – Memorize a poem.
This may seem simple, especially after the last one… but what I really mean is that I want to discover a poem that, for me, is worth memorizing. I’m not a poetry person at all, but just like there’s a book for every reader, wouldn’t you think there’s a poem for every person too? I’d really like to find mine.
What’s at the top of your bookish bucket list?